Growing up "down east" on PEI, live theatre wasn't exactly ubiquitous. Apart from school plays and the occasional cultural expedition to darkest Charlottetown, most of my early theatrical memories were made at the historic Kings Playhouse where shows like Dracula warped my impressionable young mind and helped instill a lasting enthusiasm for read more ››
The quasi–legendary Annekenstein sketch comedy run (1991-1997) wasn't my first live theatrical experience; but it was my first theatre experience as a fan, a show that brought me back again and again, so it looms inevitably large in my memory and my affections.
David Moses, Rob MacDonald, Laurie Murphy, Nancy McLure and Ed Rashed were read more ››
“What was I thinking?” The panicked thought raced through my brainpan minutes before the familiar overture of opening night at Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™. I had leapt at the opportunity to introduce the show to our six-year-old son, Sam. He’d never seen it, despite his older sister’s lifetime devotion to the show from the rapt age of three. As he whirled and read more ››
I think the old saying that things improve when you get older, for me anyway, is true,” says actor Gracie Finley. Tempted back to the stage of the Watermark Theatre after an almost thirty-year leave from her acting career, this summer, in her fourth season back, she plays two major roles.
“I had been away from theatre a long time,” Gracie recalls. Beloved as read more ››
Lorraine and Melvin Gallant decided to breed one of their rabbits to “see what we’d get.” Fifteen years and 73 (current) rabbits later, they have Bunny Wool Art. They raise three kinds of rabbits these days, English Angoras, Jersey Woolies and American Fuzzy Lops. They insist on a strict and responsible breeding program. The wool from these various adorable creatures is read more ››
She’d like to leap into the void but she’s afraid, recalls other leaps – the drop from the hayloft window into prickly pillows, golden motes, eyes streaming hay histamines. She felt her way up the ladder stumbled over slippery bales to the top once more, then leapt into the scream triumphant. Oh, to be that kid again, bringing on hay fever.
Five years ago Gordie MacKeeman recorded his first fiddle album. Gordie said he had been playing around Charlottetown for years and fans were asking him to make a fiddle record. He did and the response was great, soon he and His Rhythm Boys were doing shows.
The band was formed from players on the album. Guitarist Peter Cann said the band members weren’t picked, it all read more ››